Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Where is Micronesia?

According to Wikipedia, Micronesia is a subregion of Oceania, comprising hundreds of small islands mostly north of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean. The Philippines lie to the northwest, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Melanesia to the west and south, and Polynesia to the east.

Pacific MapThe members of Micronesians in Island Conservation hail from (west to east) Palau, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae), and Marshall Islands. A delegate from Kiribati participated in the 10th MIC Retreat.

Pacific EEZ mapThis map from Greenpeace shows the Exclusive Economic Zones for each of the Micronesian governments (and other Pacific nations).  The area Micronesia covers is about the size of the Continental United States.

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